The traffic police will severely punish drivers who seal the letters and change signs on the license plate. The violator runs the risk of receiving a fine of 5,000 rubles and being left without a license for a period of 1 to 6 months.
Cases when motorists arbitrarily make changes to license plates are not so rare. Some drivers seal the letters with paper, put a plastic card, a disk.
For example, there was a case when the owner of a Skoda Superb sealed a part of the letter “C” with black tape, turning it into an “O”. He explained his actions by the presence of a large number of unpaid fines totaling more than 50,000 rubles. Now, in addition to punishment for evading the execution of an administrative penalty, he will be deprived of a driver’s license for a period of one year.
Video cameras help to identify violators. Based on the analysis of photographic materials, it is possible to detect unreadable, altered, forged license plates. Drivers with modified numbers are sought not only on the highways, they can be called to the traffic police for a special commission.
Forged numbers also include 3D numbers that have come into fashion, for which the traffic police will punish, while the violator will not manage with a modest fine of 500 rubles. A motorist can be deprived of their rights for six months.
Fake numbers are called plates that were obviously made with violations: the font, size and thickness of the letters do not meet the standards. For this, the driver will be fined 2,500 rubles, from an official will be charged from 15,000 to 20,000 rubles, from legal entities: up to 500,000 rubles.
If the plate was made in accordance with GOST, but subsequently changes were made to it, stickers were placed on top of the numbers and letters, then such numbers will be classified as modified. In this case, the fine will be 5,000 rubles or the driver will be deprived of their rights for a period of 1-3 months.
According to GOST, the license plate number must be legible, the numbers and letters must be convex, of the same size. Signs are applied on a reflective white background.